Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten.

This week’s prompt was about books that you don’t talk about enough or maybe don’t get mentioned much in your TTT because they don’t usually fit themes.  My list this week is about books I feel I haven’t hyped up here enough – I will not promise you objectivity, though – some of these are already widely hyped books, yes. I am going by ‘when did I last rec this book and OMG I should rec it more’ kind of feeling. You may be like – Ruthsic, stop, you rec this enough already – but nope, I am still going to rec it

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The Serpent KingThe Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

I have mentioned this in a few TTT posts, yes, but I need more people to read this, and tell me about how much it broke them and how much they hate/love me for putting this in their hands, okay? It’s a beautiful story about friendships, set in a small town, and about growing up and stuff. GO READ IT!

The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere, #1)The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Please please please READ THIS amazing book about a girl and her father who are a time-travelling crew! Like, she is living outside of time, and occasionally going out of recorded time to mythical places, as long as there is a  map that takes them there!

A Winter's Promise (The Mirror Visitor Quartet, #1)A Winter’ Promise by Christelle Dabos

This is a popular French YA novel, about a world in which the Earth broke apart into huge chunks of islands suspended in space by magic, and the main protagonist is married off in a political marriage to a far-off and kinda ruthless world. Oh, and did I mention she is aroace-coded???? Like, zero romance happening here, folks, which makes for some nice twists to tropes

Parasite (Parasitology, #1)Parasite by Mira Grant

I can’t tell you how much this novel haunted me, and yes, I have yet to pick up its sequel, but for now, please read this awesome first novel with a little horror mixed in sci-fi

Vicious (Villains, #1) Vicious by V E Schwab

Have I screamed about this novel many times? Probably. Was it enough? NOPE. If you ever lamented that you want a novel about villains, and like, real villains with full character arcs, get this duology!!!!

Poison Study (The Study Series, #1)Poison Study by Maria V Snyder

This one has a special place in my heart because it got me back into high fantasy many years ago. And it is a fantastic novel, with some diverse elements I didn’t even appreciate fully back then! Hit me up if you wanna buddy read – I intend to reread this sometime this year

Warcross (Warcross, #1)Warcross by Marie Lu

Cyberpunk TOKYO!!!! Like what’s not to love? Plus the characters play a VR game?! And it is by Marie Lu?! Themes of data privacy, and ethics of it? How many more reasons do you need?

Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

Quite unique SciFi in that it has this amazing alien world set-up, plus it has a truly marvelous relationship development!

The Fever King (Feverwake, #1)The Fever King by Victoria Lee

Okay, the reason why I haven’t screamed enough about this is because I just read it recently, which is why I am going to make up for it, and recommend this brilliant post-apocalyptic magic dystopia even more! With an amazing cast of characters and exploration of social justice issues, this is a HOT READ!

Little MonstersLittle Monsters by Kara Thomas

This brilliant little standalone contemporary mystery novel stole my heart and I really should push it more on people! It has such a delightful twist, and you will enjoy it – take my word for it!


Which books do you feel you don’t talk about enough?

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